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Re: [SLE] Desktop files
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 12:57:52 +0100
  • Message-id: <42E776C0.2000301@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider wrote:
On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 07:14 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:

On 7/26/05, Carl William Spitzer IV <cwsiv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Which files? If they start with a period (hidden files), they may be
configuration files for various programs.

ls /home/<user>/Desktop/ -lh

FlashDrive.desktop
H_DRIVE.desktop
myComputer.desktop
OpenOffice.org.desktop
Printer.desktop
shredder.desktop
starthere.desktop
Support.desktop

If you've gotten this far and not needed them, then you can go ahead
and trash them. Store them for a little while in the trash bin before
you delete them. Regarding the OO file, try opening OO after you trash
the file to see if it complains.


Don't be surprised when you lose all of your desktop icons when you
delete these files. Make sure you have backups.


The desktop can be configured any way you want it, you can create and delete to suit your needs/taste.
I don't know if it's been mentioned in this thread, but there was an earlier thread where someone was asking how to interpret .desktop files. In KDE Right-click on the desktop background, Create New -> Link to Application/Device or whatever sets up a desktop icon of your choice and creates the .desktop file. It's no big deal, you just have to know what your application binary is called and where the icon for it is located if it's not in the standard set presented.
e.g when there is a new version of OpenOffice .org or anything else that installs in a unique directory path, you can click on the desktop icon and change the "properties" so it points to the new version.
Regards
Sid.
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